Message Number: YG2699 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-04-18 16:38:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Ultrasound?

In my opinion, you should not waste your money on an ultrasound. If
the Tenn. panel indicates adrenal and symptoms are there, then why.
A gland can be abnormal and cranking out the hormones and not be
noticeably enlarged and wouldn't be seen as unusual on an
ultrasound. If there are other concerns, e.g. the heart, then
perhaps it would be advisable to be sure surgery wouldn't be a risk,
but otherwise, save your money.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., sharon allen <echotally@y...> wrote:
> Toby's tennessee panel results are back. Two out of
> the three levels are "slightly elevated", the third is
> normal. My vet, the doctor he talked to about the
> results at the University of Tennessee, and a vet in
> Richmond (70 miles away) all suggest ultrasound and
> then surgery. But ultrasound first to confirm and see
> what is involved.
> My feeling is, if it is "early adrenal disease" as the
> vet at the University of Tennessee called it, why
> bother with the ultrasound. I would appreciate advice
> from either vets and/or all of you who have been
> through the adrenal thing. This will be our first
> time. Thank you in advance.
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